How Alive Digital has become a better eco-business.
Alive Digital is currently 4 months into being a climate positive workforce. Carbon neutral is having net-zero carbon emissions. Therefore climate positive means as an eco-business we are removing additional carbon from the atmosphere.
From the 158 trees we have planted so far in our eco-business efforts, our carbon reduction is at 8.91T. This is equivalent to the following;
- 7 long haul flights. The long haul flight of choice is London to San Francisco. The distance is 8,619.80 km. This flight emits 0.15119 kg per km of CO2 per person seated in economy class. The total flight emissions for one person is 1303.23 kg (1.3 tonnes).
- 27 m2 sea ice saved. Science Magazine found that the loss of Arctic sea ice had a linear relationship to CO2 emissions. This rate is 3 ± 0.3 square metres per tonne of CO2.
- 22,106 miles driven in a car. 2481 miles (3992.7 km) are emitting 1 tonne of CO2 on average.
Projects that Alive Digital have supported this month
Protecting and restoring forests in Papua New Guinea
The NIHT Topayio REDD+ project in Papua New Guinea has a few great aims: Protecting the rainforest, conserving local biodiversity, enhance the traditional landowners and stewards of these rainforests through carbon credit production.
Additionally, from the project, the plan is to invest 81% of net revenue into local communities. This includes individuals as well as online schools, regional healthcare provisions, solar-powered electricity, financing a comprehensive biodiversity study.
As an Ecologi member and an eco-business, part of our profits goes towards supporting projects that are also in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Here are our goals for this project:
Geothermal power production in West Java, Indonesia
Another project that Alive Digital have contributed to is award-winning! It supports the Phase 2 development of the Wayang Windu geothermal power station in West Java, Indonesia. Interestingly, the project is named after the twin volcano Wayang-Windu, which it’s also nestled at the base of.
As a result of using renewable energy generated from geothermal steam to displace electricity generated primarily from coal and diesel in the existing grid.
Furthermore, the project has a large outreach and community programme. This includes the development of household bigas alternative energy projects. The planting of over half a million trees and improving 13,000 hectares of land. Finally, the project supports local education and health through the provision of over 3,000 local scholarships and health clinics.
As a result of all of their hard work, the Wayang Windu geothermal project has won many awards from the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Energy.
This project is again in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Below are the goals recognised for this project.